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Can kids have plaque in their carotid arteries if our family has familial hypercholesterolemia?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is entirely possible to form plaque very early in life.
Even persons without familial hypercholesterolemia form plaque in their aorta in their 20's as evidenced by autopsy series.

In brief: Yes

It is entirely possible to form plaque very early in life.
Even persons without familial hypercholesterolemia form plaque in their aorta in their 20's as evidenced by autopsy series.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Charles Jost
Some studies have found plaque in children as young as 8. There are recent recommendations to start cholesterol testing children.
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on their level of cholesterol.
Plaque has been previously reported in kids. I would recommend seeing a lipid specialist.

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on their level of cholesterol.
Plaque has been previously reported in kids. I would recommend seeing a lipid specialist.
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
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